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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 371

VACHERON CONSTANTIN MINUTE-REPEATER, BREGUET NUMERALS; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, thin pocket watch, champagne dial with Breguet numerals with subsidiary seconds at 6, minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 8 o’clock).

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Year Circa 1930-1931 and 1940

Movement No. 415 808

Calibre  17 / 18 20/ 12’’’ (ebauche by LeCoultre, Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux), lever escapement, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions

Case No. 257 808

Diameter 48.1 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

HKD 65,000 - 100,000

CHF 8,150 - 12,500 / USD 8,300 - 12,750

Sold: HKD 93,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 2019, mentioned that this watch was manufactured in 1940. According to the manufacture’s “Livre d’Etablissement des montres à sonnerie”, the watch was delivered to Beyer, Zürich, on April 16, 1944.